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2021: A year to remember (Part 2)

2021

In the second part of our look back at 2021, we’re reflecting on our online engagement programme PARTICIPATE. In August 2020 the RECIRCULATE and ACTUATE teams developed PARTICIPATE, a programme which aims to stimulate discussion and provide engagement activities in a digital space during the COVID-19 pandemic. With travel restrictions in place and recognising the […]

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2021: A year to remember (Part 1)

2021

As the year comes to a close we’re looking back on another busy twelve months across the RECIRCULATE partnership, in the first part of this review we look at the stories and news we’ve brought you. As you may already know The FLOW was developed as a collection of short, non-technical articles written by those […]

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RECIRCULATE early career researchers inspire

Graduate researchers working with the RECIRCULATE Project, Afua Owusu-Kwarteng, Victoria Obatusin, Bhushan Gandhi and Eric Mensah recently took part in Eco-I NW’s Bootcamp at Ribby Hall 10-12th November 2021 which involved entrepreneurial challenges, networking and team building activities. They worked with groups of researchers at the Bootcamp to guide them during the ‘RECIRCULATE challenge’, which posed to […]

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Centre for Global Eco-innovation “Highly Commended” in Green Gown Awards 2021

Lancaster University Centre for Global Eco-innovation (CGE) was recently awarded “Highly Commended” in the category of Research with impact for their submission in the Green Gown Awards, with RECIRCULATE cited in the commendation. CGE’s submission to ‘Research with impact’ highlights their successful impact and engagement and their focus on net zero solutions, with work directly […]

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What’s next for Africa after COP26?

In November 2021, the focus of our PARTICIPATE engagement remained on COP26 and circular solutions for Africa. On 25th November our ‘What’s next for Africa after COP26’ webinar hosted a round table debate to reflect on the challenges and opportunities to deliver the commitments of COP 26. Moderated by Dr Akan Odon and the RECIRCULATE team, […]

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ACTUATE Student Webinar

Through November, as we wrap up the ACTUATE Project, there has been engagement with the students from our partner institutions in Africa which has led to a Whatsapp group of over 200 students being convened and active with interaction. The one month programme started November 1st, with 70 students being nominated in total and over […]

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RECIRCULATE at COP26

Through November 2021 members of our project have been involved with activities taking place at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) held at the SEC Centre in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom. The COP26 summit brought parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate […]

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Stakeholders Engaged with Irrigation Technologies in Ghana

As part of efforts to promote Partial Rootzone Drying (PRD) and Alternate Wetting and Drying (AWD) technologies for tomato and rice production in Ghana, a mass dissemination exercise was carried out in eight municipalities/districts across 4 regions in Ghana. The regions and their corresponding municipalities or districts are Bono East (Kintampo North and Atebubu-Amantin) Volta […]

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COP26: Circular Solutions webinar

COP26 webinar

In October 2021, the focus of our PARTICIPATE engagement was COP26 and more specifically circular solutions for Africa. On 21st October our COP26: Circular Solutions webinar posed the question “How can eco-innovation deliver sustainable development in Africa?” exploring African perspectives on the potential for eco-innovation. Moderated by Dr Akan Odon and the RECIRCULATE team, the webinar […]

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RECIRCULATE leaders present at UNGA76 Science Summit

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The RECIRCULATE & ACTUATE projects were represented at the UNGA76 Science Summit by Prof. Kirk Semple (Director RECIRCULATE & ACTUATE), Dr Akan Odon (Africa Strategy Adviser), Prof. Lawrence Ezemonye (Nigerian Lead for RECIRCULATE) and Dr Felly Mugizi Tusiime (Head of Climate Change & Environmental Sustainability, AFRII). Lancaster University`s eco-innovation model was showcased alongside with the […]

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